Ex-Preakness champ Summer Squall dies at 22

VERSAILLES, Kentucky (AP) -- Former Preakness Stakes champion Summer Squall was euthanized at Lane's End Farm due to complications of old age on Tuesday. He was 22.

Summer Squall finished second in the 1990 Kentucky Derby behind Unbridled, then returned the favor in the Preakness following a thrilling home straight duel in which he pulled away along the rail.

He did not compete in the Belmont Stakes but returned as a 4-year-old and won the Fayette Handicap in 1991.

Following his racing career, Summer Squall went to stand at Lane's End. Prominent offspring include 1999 Kentucky Derby winner Charismatic and former champion 2-year-old filly Storm Song.

Owned by Dogwood Stables and trained by Neil Howard, Summer Squall won 13 races and earned over $1.8 million during his career.

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